Vicki grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and as far back as she can remember, she was rescuing all species of animals and bringing them home. She even rescued a horse that she bought with her own money at age seven.
Vicki earned a BS in Recreation and Park Administration from the University of Missouri/Columbia. She spent most of her adult career in sales. While raising two children (whom she is very proud of), she found time to volunteer at the local no-kill shelter. On top of that, Vicki also cared for the many animals who kept finding their way to her—seemingly knowing she would take them in and provide for them.
When Vicki’s youngest left for college to Colorado State University, she took the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream of moving out West, and has spent the last ten years living in Wyoming. Vicki has always had a passion for wolves and coyotes, and closely followed the wolf reintroduction into Yellowstone National Park. She believes that coexistence is essential for a healthy ecosystem.
In 2009, Vicki did a Range Rider program through Keystone Conservation (now People and Carnivores)—that cemented her conviction that non-lethal protocols can and do work. She subsequently served on the board of Keystone Conservation for two years.
Vicki has more “free” time now, and is dedicating herself to helping two of the most maligned animals in North America—the coyote and the wolf. Her dream is to see a world in which unethical and immoral acts against these animals are no longer permitted, and where they are allowed to live free and wild providing ecological benefits to the earth.